Thursday, 11 April 2013

Soup Can Make You Thin Recipe Review #2

Another dose of Soup Can Make You Thin today.  I did a post on the book a few days ago, you can view here and as promised here is another review of a recipe from the book.

Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper and Chorizo Soup

Serves 4

1 Red Onion, unpeeled and quartered
2 Long sweet red petters, de-seeded and halved lenthways
4 Tomatoes
2 Garlic cloves, unpeeled
500ml Chicken stock
400g can red kidney/cannellini beans, drainsed and rinsed
100g Chorizo or smoked sausage, cut into bite-sized chunks I used Chorizo
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and Pepper
15g Fresh basic or parsley leaves, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4
  • Put onions, peppers, tomatoes and garlic in a large bowl, drizzle in a little oil and stir well before arranging the vegetables on a baking sheet, cut side down.  I had a jar of roasted peppers in my cupboard so I only used 1 pepper, as you can see below
  • Roast for 15-20 minutes or until the onions are cooked through (should look all toasted and  yummy like below)

  • Remove the skins from the onions and peppers and the skin and seeds from the tomatoes.   Placing the peppers in a plastic bag for 5 minutes makes the peeling very quick and easy
  • Chop half the vegetables into small chunks and set aside ( I decided to blend all of the soup so at the next stage just blend all together, if you wish to keep half chunky then follow as below)
  • Put the rest of the vegetables into a food processor or blender with garlic squeezed from its skin and the stock
  • Process until smooth then transfer to a soup soup with the chopped vegetables you put aside

  • Bring the soup slowly to the boil, making sure to stir to stop it catching on the bottom of your pan
  • Add the beans, chorizo or smoked sausage and balsamic vinegar, reduce the hear, cover and gently simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Season to taste and add in the basil or parsley
That's it!  This is me enjoying for lunch with a little yummy brown bread.

This is one of the easiest soups I have ever made.  Some soups require a bit of time and slow cooking etc but this is a really quick fast full of flavour soup that delivers what I want in soup in no time at all.  I am not the biggest lover of tomato soup, or anything tomato actually so I took a bit of a risk making this but the risk paid off.  This soup was absolutely delicious and I can't wait to whip up another batch soon.

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  1. This looks absolutely delicious x

  2. Wow that looks good!

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  3. Ooooh you should make me some of this :) x

  4. Just made this for tomorrows lunch! :) x